Creative Reuse of Paper : Scrapbooking Affirmations

Creative Reuse of Paper : Scrapbooking Affirmations

Was doing some “stumbling” yesterday…dangerous activity that. Anyway, on the heels of yesterday mornings paper storage post, I thought this was a wonderful way to not only use up some scrap paper, but also a really positive way to get some scrapbooking affirmations into my life. You don’t even need to do affirmations, you can do inspiring quotes, or little activities that give you joy.

[Update 9/24/12] Wow….I’m not sure why, but this page has gone seriously viral. Thank you all for visiting. I was starting to worry that I was just a lone voice in the wilderness. And since this post was so popular, I’ve included another post on just the best affirmations. (<<–click link to go there)

Scrapbooking Affirmations : Folding Origami Stars

Scrapbooking Affirmations : You Are…..

Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me.  I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan.

I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. I made 60 of them, enough to last me the whole year if I open one a week, plus a few extra just in case.

I used 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper and cut 1/2 x 12″ strips, then followed the video HERE*.  I put them all in a little jar and prettied it up.  They are so cute and sweet, like little treats. A jar of candy, but without the sugar! Original source.


The general scrapbooking affirmations idea here is to reuse your scraps and make something beautiful, positive and joyful. This actually reminds me of eating at the Gratitude Cafe. The menu items all start with ‘I am…’ And so, by the act of ordering you are saying  (out loud) to people “I am Lucious” or “I am Dazzling”. Are you inspired? We love your comments and very much appreciate your Shares and Likes. Be sure to pass this one on to your friends. It’s a real gem!


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  2. A. M. :

    Cool! I love this stuff, scrapbooking is the best!

  3. Kim :

    I an totally going to do this for my desk at work! It would help those who are feeling down or emotional, and hopefully put a smile on their face.

  4. Lucy :

    This is one of the best craft ideas I’ve seen yet–it’s fun and makes me feel better at the same time. 🙂 I think I’ll make a bunch and place the box at a public place with the “take one” sign on the box, so I can spread the joy to everyone else. Just the thought gets me excited! Yours turned out really beautiful, by the way. I wanted to fit that in here somewhere. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring me. 🙂

    -Lucy @ A Crafty Pinner

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